Croque Monsieur Ume’s Style

Posted April 7th, 2011 in Food 2 Comments »

It was raining this morning!!  Finally I can actually see and feel that the weather is moving towards autumn and winter.  Outside is bit windy, and cloudy now.  I love it!

In the weather like today, I feel like something warm for breakfast.  This dish is what I made in the home economic class when I was in elementary school in Japan.  The name of the dish was “Croque Monsieur”, so I still call it so.  The original Croque Monsieur is actually a simple hot ham and Gruyere cheese sandwich, fried in butter.  This one, on the other hand, uses spam instead of ham, and the sandwich is dipped in egg mixture before being grilled.

It’s kind of French toast of spam and cheese sandwich.  Melted cheese and crispy bread – this can be a great snack for afternoon too. 🙂

<Croque Monsieur>  makes 1

  • 2 slices of stale bread (toast slices)
  • spam (as much as you want to put)
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  1. Place spam and cheese on a slice of bread, and sandwich with another slice.
  2. Beat the egg, and mix with milk.  Transfer the egg mixture into a shallow plate which is wide enough to put the bread in.
  3. Place the sandwich into the egg mixture to soak for about 30 seconds, then flip it around.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan, and grill the sandwich, both side, until golden.

2 Comments on “Croque Monsieur Ume’s Style”

  1. 1 Anna said at 9:28 am on April 8th, 2011:

    YUUUMMMMMM!!! I shall attempt this over the weekend. Thanks for sharing Ume! 🙂 I’m loving the cooler weather too though we’ll have to take the little one shopping tomorrow to buy some warmer clothing. 😉

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:36 pm on April 10th, 2011:


    Me too! I don’t have lots of warm clothes in his size, so I went shopping to buy some yesterday 🙂

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